Vice President of Health Strategies & Chief Strategic Office
Dr. Shené’s background includes more than 18 years of developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services designed to meet the public health and communication needs of the community. This includes work with public, private, and faith-based organizations; schools; community groups; and individuals. Dr. Shené has contributed to the advancement of health education and research at county, state and federal levels. This includes serving as a National Partnership for Action, Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council member. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sport Science and Exercise Physiology from the University of the Pacific, a Master of Public Health degree (MPH – Maternal and Child Health) from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Public Health degree (DrPH – Health Education) from Loma Linda University. Dr. Bowie-Hussey believes that the application of multifaceted health promotion and education models is vital to the creation and sustainment healthy communities. Her vision for the Riverside Community Health Foundation is to guide relevant stakeholders through a continuum of strategies that enhance community health, strengthen health partnerships, and effectively access progress. She applies working knowledge of research-based public health and education strategies, in partnership with academic- and community-focused agencies and organizations, to strengthen the capacity of organization to serve the community.
This session seeks to empower your community and build social equity by growing food, and discuss the deeper impacts of local community programs addressing food access, physical and emotional health, workforce development, and community building.